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Amy Schumer's Maternity Leave Lasted 2 Weeks

Comedian returns to the stage 15 days after giving birth
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2019 3:33 PM CDT
In this Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, Amy Schumer appears onstage at the Beacon Theatre in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Amy Schumer gave birth to her first baby May 5. On May 20, she was back to work: The comedian made a surprise appearance at New York City's Comedy Cellar Monday night, CNN reports. A fellow comic captured a photo of Schumer in front of the packed audience, and Schumer herself later posted it to Instagram with the caption, "I'm back!" Some commenters criticized Schumer's decision to return to work so quickly, but People reports that Schumer responded with her trademark humor. For example, in response to a supportive comment from writer, producer, and wife of Jimmy Kimmel Molly McNearney, Schumer joked, "I've always wanted to be mom shamed!!!!" (Read more Amy Schumer stories.)

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